Senior Reservoir Engineer in Austin, United States

at Equinor US Operations LLC
Location Austin, United States
Date Posted August 22, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


This is a position in the Global Unconventional Reservoir Management Reservoir Surveillance and Optimization team. Serves as a technical resource supporting Equinor’s Onshore Assets. Willison Basin, Eagle Ford or Appalachian basin experience is preferred.

Perform field-scale forecasting activities, conduct well surveillance, and coordinate optimization and pilot activities to enhance well and field production rates.

The main work tasks will be:
Perform monthly asset field-scale production forecasting and participate in field development processes to optimize valueMonitor field and well production rates and evaluate performance relative to forecasts and targetsEvaluate well performance and identify production enhancement and optimization opportunitiesProactively identify potential production challenges and formulate remedial solutionsExecute analysis to assist on artificial lift, chemical program, sand production, water management, choke management, etcExecute nodal and network analysis to optimize well and production system design and operationContribute to data acquisition program and pilots to improve existing and future well productivityEvaluate artificial lift, workover, and intervention economicsPerform additional special projects and duties as directed by managementCollaborate with other groups such as Production Engineering, Drilling and Completions Engineering, Facilities, HSE, Regulatory, Midstream, Production Accounting, etc to ensure maximum value creation

QualificationsBachelor or Master’s Degree in a Petroleum Engineering disciplineAt least 5+ years of experience with Unconventional Reservoirs in the United States. Production and/or reservoir engineering experience preferredExperience in a variety of artificial lift operations and designKnowledgeable in well surveillance and optimizationStrong technical and economic evaluation skillsAbility to effectively use well data and production databasesStrong Office365 skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PowerBI, OutlookPreferred software experience: Enersight, Integrated Production Modeling suites (example PETEX IPM/IFM), SCADA, Cygnet, Spotfire, Merrick, Aries, IHS HarmonyOffice based in Austin, TXSome travels and field visitsRelevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications.

Personal QualitiesExcellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environmentVery strong oral and written skills are required, as is the ability and desire to work in a multi-discipline team environmentEnergized by new challenges, teamwork, and can handle periodical high workloadDemonstrate organization and coordination abilities across multiple functional disciplinesStrong commercial mindset, a desire to contribute to Equinor’s bottom line and live by Equinor’s values.Self-drivenAbility and willingness to teach othersAbility to live by our safety and security expectations.
We Offer
Equinor offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Equinor is an equal opportunity employer.

General Information
Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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